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Tag: Chess

Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King

Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King
Do you think you are a badass at chess? No, you are not. Not until you play the game the way it was played in medieval times: using a chainmaille chess set while wearing a suit of armor.

Team Fortress 2 Chess Set: Deep Blu

Team Fortress 2 Chess Set: Deep Blu
The world’s premier hat simulator spreads its death and destruction to the chessboard. NECA’s WizKids will be releasing a Team Fortress 2 chess set by the end of the year. Never above mocking itself, Valve allowed WizKids to turn the game’s classes into disembodied heads, with the chess pieces worn as hats.
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Chess Piece Flash Drive: Savemate

Chess Piece Flash Drive: Savemate
It’s been a while since I featured a product from Brando, and I have to say I’m slightly disappointed with what they recently showed to us. It’s a USB drive shaped like a king chess piece.

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!

Cthulhu Chess Set: Green Tentacle to King’s Rhogog 4, Check!
Are you a fan of the ancient ones and don’t mind when they awaken and destroy everything? Guard your sanity closely as you play with this awesome Cthulhu chess set.

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess
I’m sure that chess has dozens – if not hundreds – of virtual versions that let people play against each other online. This project by YouTuber FunGowRightNow12 and his fellow students at Northeastern University also offers online multiplayer, but it’s not a videogame.

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired by the classic arcade game, it put a big grin on my face.

Batman Chess Set Priced for Bruce Wayne

Batman Chess Set Priced for Bruce Wayne
Let me start by saying that this Batman chess set will set you back $795(USD). That’s a lot of money in this economy – especially during the Christmas season. It’s amazing just to behold, let alone play with.

Steel and Bullet Chess Set Looks Killer

Steel and Bullet Chess Set Looks Killer
We’ve featured lots of cool and geeky chess sets over the years, but never one that’s quite as badass as this one, made from bullets and steel. Yeah! This chess set will chew you up and spit you out like an Expendables movie.

Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Weeping Angel Jumps TARDIS

Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Weeping Angel Jumps TARDIS
I love Doctor Who, but I suck at chess. Even so, I want to buy this set just because it looks so amazing. However, I lack the financial resources to spend almost $1000 on a chess set, so I am just going to have to admire it from afar.

Return Of The Jedi LEGO Chess Set: Ewok to Walker 2, Check!

Return Of The Jedi LEGO Chess Set: Ewok to Walker 2, Check!
We’ve seen Star Wars chess sets before and we’ve seen some LEGO chess sets as well, but this one combines both and is a real work of art. It’s the third in a series of LEGO chess sets designed by Brandon Griffith.

Street Fighter Chess Set: Ryu’s Fist to Sagat’s Face, Check

Street Fighter Chess Set: Ryu’s Fist to Sagat’s Face, Check
Although most of us never go past mashing buttons in fighting games, the truth is the genre is all about tactics and strategy, reading your opponent and coming up with the right move at the right time.

3D-Printed Chess Set Transforms Into Robot: Checkmecha

3D-Printed Chess Set Transforms Into Robot: Checkmecha
Believe it or not, 3D-printed chess sets are nothing new, but Joseph Larson’s version of it is most certainly novel: a mighty morphin’ chess set. The pieces can be snapped together to form a giant robot that will make Deep Blue shut down in fear.

Soap Chess Set: Dirt, Checkmate!

Soap Chess Set: Dirt, Checkmate!
We’ve seen a chess set made of chalk; here’s another set with pieces that are also consumable but are more durable – a chess set made of soap. You won’t get a stalemate with this fragrant set amirite?

Aliens vs. Predator Chess Set: Alien Queen to Predator King, Checkmate!

Aliens vs. Predator Chess Set: Alien Queen to Predator King, Checkmate!
I have always liked both Alien and Predator – at least individually. When they were first combined, it wasn’t a stellar result, but this chess set looks pretty awesome. It will allow you to pit your own Aliens versus Predators and see who will come out on top.

Doctor Who Lenticular Chess Set is Perfect for the Wholigans on Your Shopping List

Doctor Who Lenticular Chess Set is Perfect for the Wholigans on Your Shopping List
If you have comes on your shopping list that likes Doctor Who, you might want to check out this geeky and cool chess set. The thing is a regular chess with pieces inspired by the characters on the show.

Chalk Chess: Don’t Crack the King in Half!

Chalk Chess: Don’t Crack the King in Half!
Do you or a loved one like to play chess? Here’s an unusual chess set you might want to grab, which I’m reasonably certain they aren’t already playing with.
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